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Impact40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver)
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (26)
  • Attaches securely (18)
  • Long-lasting (18)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Good color value (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • General purpose (12)
  • Indoors (11)
  • Outdoors (11)
  • Portraits (10)
  • Low light (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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4.0

Get a Grip! (an extension grip that is!)

By Zephyr

from Birmingham, AL

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Black):

Great addition to enhance your lighting options. Best for holding cookies and flags for secure and out of sight visual and light-bending effects. It is heavy duty and solid in construction. Can be used with standard light stands as well as C-stands. Well worth the price!

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5.0

Excellent Quality

By Aaron

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Black):

Great quality extension arm. I had an extra baby stand and converted it into an extra c-stand with this and a grip head. My only complaint was with the shipping. It arrived and was covered in silica gel dust. I guess the packed of silica beads was crushed in shipping.

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5.0

Just as good as manfrotto!

By maxwellduryea

from Albuquerque

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Securely
  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Long-Lasting
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Black):

      Couldn't tell the difference and I'm a manfrotto fan!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Impact grip

      By Derald

      from Pierre, SD

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Low Light
        • Night Time
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

        Impact grip is very heavy duty and can stand up to any abuse. Great customer service and a terrific value

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Professional quality products always satisfy

        By Jauncey

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Studio Photography

          Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

          I am new to studio photography, and find the Impact line of equipment to be sturdy and well made, and looking as though it will last a lifetime. The price is reasonable and the build quality fantastic. C stands and accessories are heavy and awkward to use, but that's good they are supposed to be because that's what makes them the studio help mates they are designed to be. I use this grip arm constantly and cannot imagine my studio without it. Highly recommended.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          One Tiny Complaint

          By Justin B

          from Boulder CO

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

              Overall, this is a great version of a standard piece of equipment. Very sturdy, machined to good tolerances.

              My only complaint is that you can't move the grip head to the middle of the arm without special tools. Granted, no one ever does that, so it's not usually a big deal. In my case, I'm working on a custom rig, and I'm returning this arm in favor of the Matthews, where the head attaches to the arm with a hex set screw.

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              5.0

              Built tough

              By Josh

              from Hull, QC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

              Heavy duty. Get a strong lighting stand because this is solid. It will outlive me.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Can't do without it!

              By NJohnston Photography

              from NYC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use

                Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                This extension arm is a quality item. If you are shopping for this item then you can't do without it. You know who you are and won't find something better. Buy it now!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great piece of grip equipment

                By Phil

                from Seattle

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Long-Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Low Light
                  • Night Time
                  • Outdoors
                  • Portraits
                  • Special Events

                  Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Black):

                  Excellent heavy-duty accessory to add to a light stand, as a support or a boom. Very well made, non-reflective flat black color. This will probably last forever. Great price!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Impact Satisfies Again

                  By XMR Films

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Securely
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                      Bought this for an LED panel that didn't come with a proper stand mount, and I am more than satisfied. You don't really realize how restricting a 1/4 inch mount is until you ditch it for this.
                      Get this if you need it.

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                      5.0

                      Stays where it should -- the first time!

                      By Rebel Exile

                      from Edmonton, Alberta

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Securely
                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • General Use
                        • Indoors
                        • Low Light
                        • Night Time
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits
                        • Special Events

                        Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Black):

                        The grip arm is a welcome addition to my studio and I'm completely happy with it.
                        I've been using other stands and make-shift holders, but this grip arm makes all that time and effort seem like such a waste.
                        What I like best is that I can place the arm, tighten the handle and nothing moves. giving me better control and a solid position for whatever I chose to attach to it -- be it a speedlight, flag, or reflector.
                        Set it and forget it and move onto taking the shots and getting the work done.
                        I recommend this to any photographer looking to save time and effort getting your studio set up with confidence.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Perfect tool for the job

                        By Matt

                        from KY

                        Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                        Purchased for studio to be used in flagging some of our larger lights. This is a very solid arm and happy with purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Great Boom Arm!

                        By Gene

                        from Conway, SC

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Securely
                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Outdoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                          Used with Superclamps, C-Stands, etc.
                          Used to hold softboxes, octoboxes, etc.
                          Also use Spring Clamps on the arm to hold reflecting devices.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy equipment

                          By Quang

                          from West Covina, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors
                            • Low Light
                            • Outdoors

                            Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                            It seems heavy but very versatile. It can withstands strong winds for outdoor shooting. Highly recommend.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Excellent product!

                            By Royal Photo

                            from Riverside ,CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Securely
                            • Durable
                            • Good Color Value
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long-Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors
                              • Low Light
                              • Outdoors
                              • Portraits
                              • Special Events

                              Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Black):

                              Used it for beauty dish with the Profoto B1 light. Excellent product!

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                              5.0

                              a good purchase

                              By willie dee

                              from hagerstown md

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Securely

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                                this product has worked well thus far securely holding a beauty dish on a standard heavy duty stand.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for my Impact Turtle

                                By Wes the Filmmaker

                                from Austin, TX

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                                This guy worked perfectly with my C-Stand and grip head. I've only used it once so far, but it felt sturdy, if it's still holding up strong in a year I'll check back in.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great bit of kit

                                By Hamid

                                from Miami, Fl

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors
                                  • Outdoors
                                  • Portraits

                                  Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                                  Very sturdy and does a great job supporting a 60" octabox..

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very good services

                                  By MauB

                                  from Jacksonville, FL

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                                      I like it when I called the 1800 number and they were courteous, friendly, and went the extra mile to help me. They didn't say "no" to any of my attainable requests. Thank you for doing that! :)

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      A fine replacement

                                      By College Shooter

                                      from Ohio

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Securely
                                      • Durable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about 40" Extension Grip Arm (Silver):

                                          One of our C stands came up missing it's extension arm, and for about 1/2 the price of the "name brand" I have a complete stand again. We've only used it on a few shoots, but it seems to be built well enough to last for years.

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                                          • No

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